Posted by Rooney on December 22nd, 2010
Robert Herrera interviews Ned and Taylor at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California on December 11, 2010.
Posted by Ned on December 14th, 2010
10 videos in 10 years is a pretty cool achievement. Sunday morning we drove way out of town and deep into nature to shoot our newest video with director Marcus Herring (Can’t Get Enough director). The new video creation is for the song “Holdin’ On” and is loosely based on some of our favorite band promo clips from the mid 1960s. We carried all our equipment deep into the mountains, loaded up the 16mm film stock and went crazy until sunset. We’re very excited to see the finished product and can’t wait to show you the results. Stay tuned and enjoy a few stills from the day in the PHOTO SECTION until then.
Posted by Rooney on December 8th, 2010
Morgenmagazin, a German TV program, has nominated our performance of I Can’t Get Enough on their show for ‘Best Live Song of the Year’! We’d love your votes to help us win! You can vote here. Simply find I Can’t Get Enough in the right sidebar and click ‘Abstimmen’. You can vote until December 17th, so please help us out and share the link with a friend!
We appreciate your support!
Posted by Rooney on December 7th, 2010
We have a new Rooney Reindeer Tee available in the Store, and every purchase gets a FREE download of our 3-song Christmas EP!
‘Merry Christmas, Love Rooney’ Tracklist:
1) Merry Christmas (War is Over)
2) Last Christmas
3) Little Saint Nick
The new Rooney Reindeer Tee is just $17.99. It’s printed on a really soft, tri-blend green t-shirt, which means you get a t-shirt with a both a vintage and holiday vibe!
As an added holiday bonus, all t-shirts (except for the new Rooney Reindeer Tee) in the Store are 10% off!
Posted by Rooney on December 5th, 2010
Posted by Rooney on December 4th, 2010
Rooney will be touring beginning February 2nd with Eisley and The Chapin Sisters. Visit Rooney Tix for advance tickets and a FREE Christmas EP by Rooney!
Posted by Rooney on December 1st, 2010
Rooney, who remain road warriors in support of their most recent release, Eureka, announce a February headlining tour that sees them taking out Eisley and The Chapin Sisters (through 2/14) as support. The tour kicks off February 2nd in Albuquerque, NM and wraps up in Salt Lake City on Feb 26th. Fans can buy tickets at Rooney Tix starting Wednesday December 1st at 9am PST and each purchase will be accompanied by a free, exclusive, digital only, Christmas EP of three cover songs: “Merry Christmas (War is Over),” “Last Christmas” and “Little Saint Nick.”
View all the dates on the Tour Dates page.
Posted by Rooney on November 24th, 2010
Ned answered some questions about the band and the recording process of ‘Eureka’ for the blog Under the Starry Nitez.
Rooney, the Los Angeles based band made up of Robert Schwartzman (vocals/guitar), Taylor Locke (guitar/vocals), Ned Brower (drums/vocals), Louie Stephens (keyboards/vocals), and new bassist Brandon Schwartzel, released their latest record earlier this year. Their third record entitled – “Eureka”, was self produced and released by the band. They had free reigns to take control of the direction of the album and steer it in any which way they wanted. Eureka was the outcome and here Ned explains a bit about the making and creation of the album.
1. How was the process different this time around, compared to previous albums?
when we started making eureka, we decided to try our hand at producing ourselves. we had collected a large amount of equipment and a lot of experience over the years so we set up our own studio and cut the song “i don’t wanna lose you.” we had already tried it with 2 different producers but we liked our version the best. that was the closer for us and from that point on we just kept plowing ahead. it was literally the 5 of us working together with no outside help or input up until the mix stage.
2. What kind of approach did you take, knowing that you had pretty much full control over everything?
we wanted to make a record that expanded on the pop rock sound we had already established while also experimenting with some new sounds and influences. we also worked hard to keep our quality control standards high even though we were working on our own. we tried to keep the production on the natural sound but also make a record that sounds contemporary and high-fi.
Posted by Rooney on November 20th, 2010
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Posted by Rooney on November 10th, 2010
Join us as we record our upcoming Christmas EP…